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Serco appoints new Director, Rail Technical Services in Derby

Published: 10 Mar 2022

Serco is pleased to announce that Joel Sainsbury has been appointed as the new Director, Rail Technical Services, based in Derby.

Joel joined Serco’s Rail Technical Services business nine months ago, since when he has been leading the Engineering Team. He started his career in AEA Technology Rail and then progressed in Rolls-Royce Submarines in various roles with an international assignment in North America before latterly being Commissioning Manager of a chemical manufacturing facility in the UK.

Richard Hobson, who has led Rail Technical Services since 2011 will be retiring at the end of April after a long and successful career.

Commenting on his appointment Joel said: “I am both proud and excited to have the opportunity to lead Serco’s Rail Technical Services business. The business has a great team of people with industry leading skills and together we have a great opportunity to develop and grow the business in the coming years.”

John Whitehurst, Managing Director of Serco’s Transport business, said: “We are pleased to have recruited someone of Joel’s calibre.  Having spent a few months in the business he has proven that he is the right man to lead the business in the coming years. 

“I also want to thank Richard for his commitment, skill and leadership over the past years and wish him well in his retirement.”